dear black girl

the book: Dear Black Girl

coming Mar 09, 2021

Dear Black Girl: Letters From Your Sisters On Stepping Into Your Power features the best of  the Letters to Black Girls Project — More than 30 feminist, anti-racist, body positive, LGBTQ+ positive, anti-respectability politics and pro-Black letters from Black women to Black girls wrapped in author Tamara Winfrey-Harris’ analysis Dear Black Girl  is a must-read antidote to the world’s ugly, unforgiving gaze—a balm for the wounds of anti-Black-girlness.


praise for Dear Black Girl

Winfrey Harris highlights the spectrum of Blackness and the Black experience, writing with necessary candor throughout. Beautifully written, the letters often feel like a collection of essays and poems. One standout contribution features the perspective of a “transracial adoptee” writing to other Black girls raised within White families; the author discusses the realities of alienation and the longing for connection.”

“Nobody can make a Black girl feel seen like another sister can. This book, a conversation across generations, is a loving, trenchant reminder that Black girls deserve tenderness, care, and the forgiving mirrors that are another Black woman’s eyes.”

Dr. Brittney Cooper
Educator, activist, and author, Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower

“Dear Black Girl is the empowering, affirming love letter our girls need in order to thrive in a world that does not always protect, nurture, or celebrate us. This collection of Black women’s voices — frank, heartfelt, down to earth, and wise — is a must-read, not only for Black girls, but for everyone who cares about Black girls, and for Black women whose inner-Black girl could use some healing.”

Tarana Burke,
Founder of the ‘Me Too’ Movement

“As a writer, I know I love something when I think, ‘Wow. I wish I wrote that.’ As a Black woman, I know something moves me when I think, ‘I needed to read that.’ The essays in Dear Black Girl, offered me both. 

Dear Black Girl is for the little Black girls who still need the language to process their magic. It is also for the Black women who are still trying to be convinced of their own. In a world that often leaves us with more questions than answers this book is a literal gift.”

Bassey Ikpi
Mental health advocate; author, I’m Telling the Truth But I’m Lying